After what seems like an eternity of waiting without any news, I’ve gotten some. All at once…
Two of the songs that I’ve used in the book as epigraphs are handled by a large publishing company, and I finally got the price quote for their usage. A few hours later I got an email from another person handling one of my most favorite songs in the book. Wanting to know how many line I wanted to use, to see what would be feasible licensing wise. Seemingly meaning that they intend to let me use the lyrics!
I actually really love all the songs in the book, I would not have used them otherwise!
Hopefully this signals the oncoming trend of things coming together!!